hüpfen

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See also: hupfen

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • hüppen (only colloquial; northern and central Germany)
  • hupfen (only colloquial; southern Germany and Austria)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hopfen, from Old High German *huppōn, *hupfōn, from Proto-Germanic *huppōną. Cognate with English hop and Dutch hippen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʏpfən/, [ˈhʏpfən], [ˈhʏpfɱ̩]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

hüpfen (weak, third-person singular present hüpft, past tense hüpfte, past participle gehüpft, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to hop, to skip, to bounce (of a ball)
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) to jump (for joy), to bob (on the water), etc.

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